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Crime Stoppers Earns Two Awards at State Conference
Posted Date: 10/29/2012 8:30 AM

Contact: Susan Danielsen
Phone: 336-574-4002

The Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers program earned two awards at the annual North Carolina State Crime Stoppers Association Training Conference earlier this month.

The first honor, Board Member of the Year Award, was bestowed upon Harold Moag for serving since 1988. “What sets Harold apart from others is the passion he has for the Crime Stoppers Program,” said Rebecca Fallon, coordinator for the Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers. “Harold never misses an opportunity to talk up the Crime Stoppers Program and continually seeks to educate the public about the value of the program.” Moag was also instrumental in implementing the Campus Crime Stoppers Program in Guilford County Schools.

Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers also accepted the award for Best Promotional Idea for displaying information about “Most Wanted” offenders on digital billboards throughout the city. Each week, Fairway Outdoor Advertising posts pictures of the county’s two Most Wanted subjects, reaching an average of 55,000 people per day throughout the city.

“Fairway Outdoor Advertising has been incredibly supportive of the Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers Program,” said Fallon. “The donated digital air time is invaluable to the program, as we can reach a broader audience in real time.” The billboards are credited with generating 10 tips on the whereabouts of the wanted subjects. 

The Greensboro/Guilford County Crime Stoppers is a community policing program that brings together the community, law enforcement and the media to solve crime. Law enforcement liaisons advertise, via the media, unsolved crimes or wanted persons providing confidentiality and anonymity to the callers. The callers are rewarded with a cash reward of up to $2,000 if the tip they provide leads to an arrest or indictment. All of the reward money is raised by a civilian Board of Directors that is responsible for overseeing the program and facilitating payment to the anonymous tipsters.

 Anyone with information on a crime may contact Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword badboyz.

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